Jul 192013

Two people were killed while two others injured as Tropical Storm Isang (Cimaron) passed through the Philippines earlier this week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

In its 10 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said the two fatalities were hit by lightning in Tagudin town in Ilocos Sur last Wednesday night.

The NDRRMC said the incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday in Barangay Farola. It identified the dead as Rhea Jane Maseliones, 8; and RaymundJay Maseliones, 11.

Reported injured in the incident were Evelyn Cabarsi, 31; and Elejo Cabarsi, 23.

Isang made landfall over Isabela Wednesday and intensified into a tropical storm. It exited the Philippine area of responsibility early Thursday.

However, the NDRRMC did not record any other incident.

Local authorities in northern Luzon had prepared for the effects of Isang, prepositioning heavy equipment to clear roads that could be blocked by floods or landslides. — RSJ, GMA News

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